Last year, Miss Rizal 2011 Liezl Alcantara was a dark horse to win one of the titles. In fact, she was favored by the judges, up until the dreaded Q&A which she handled in a somewhat embarrassing manner (actually, it wasn’t as worse than what was seen by the live audience since a reshoot was made). This year, her successor – Charmaine Elima – could hopefully do better.
Maine, as fondly called by friends, is a winner of the Generation East 2012 competition at Sta. Lucia Mall. Her relative popularity in Rizal soared after that. She eventually joined and won Miss Rizal 2012. And now, she is being eyed as possible Bb. Pilipinas 2013 Official Candidate. How far will this 5’8″ Pinay carry her bid for a crown? Well, with this year’s anticipated line-up, the journey won’t be on smooth pavement. But regardless, the experience will always be worth the time spent. So there.